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February 12, 2014

USPTO Alumni Employees and other area
Intellectual Property CUA Law Alumni practitioners
are invited to join Professors Megan LaBelle,
Beth Winston, and Dean Daniel F. Attridge,
for a complimentary breakfast.

Wednesday, February 26th 

Madison North Auditorium
 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Please RSVP by February 24 -


January 11, 2014

The George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board invites you to judge the preliminary round of the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, which will take place at the law school on Saturday, January 11, 2013 from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  A typical competition day schedule is as follows:


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                         Check in and Breakfast

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.                        Judges’ Information Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                Round 1 Oral Arguments

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                         Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.                           Round 2 Oral Arguments


Judges will take part in two sets of oral arguments, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Additionally, judges will be asked to score four competitors’ briefs, which will be delivered electronically approximately two weeks before oral arguments.  A bench memorandum will also be provided to help judges familiarize themselves with the problem.  On the day of the competition, all participating judges will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and on-campus parking.


There are two issues on appeal: (1) the jurisdiction of the federal courts and (2) the validity of the patent. A laboratory discovered that an isolated cDNA sequence causes the disease MIND and developed a screening test for the gene. The lab then obtained a patent for its discovery. The lab entered into a license agreement with a foundation for use of the screening test. The lab later sued the foundation for breach of the agreement. The foundation removed the suit to federal court and filed a counterclaim requesting a declaratory judgment that the lab’s patent is invalid.


If you are interested in judging, please RSVP as soon as possible by replying to with the following information: 


·       Preferred Email Address (if different from current address)

·       Law School and Graduation Year

·       Organization / Position where you are currently employed


If you have any substantive questions regarding the problem, please contact this year’s Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition Chairs—Madeline Cohen, Ann Porter, and Laura Wetterer—at


Thank you for your continued support of The George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board and the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition.  We look forward to your participation in this year’s competition. 


October 16, 2013 

You are cordially invited to attend a Patent and Trademark Office Society and APANET presentation:

The GW Master of Patent Practice Degree Program
A 32-credit degree program which focuses on US law, policy, practice, and engineering and includes material that will prepare you to sit for the patent bar.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Randolph Conference Center
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and the USPTO APANET.
Please contact Christyann Pulliam, Yara Green or Jessica Patterson for further details and
                   visit and for information on this and other events.





July 24, 2013 - Applying to Law School Panel



For a link to the school contacts, click here

For a comparison of law jobs numbers:



April 7, 2013 - University of Maryland Open House 

                     The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is hosting a University Open House to highlight our professional degree programs and to showcase our diversity as an institution. We are inviting college students and working professionals considering law school to attend the law school's Open House that day.

                  For free registration and event details, click here


July 23, 2009 - Applying to law school
                     Panel discussion with admissions counselors from Georgetown, George Washington, and George Mason Universities, two Examiners currently enrolled at Catholic University, and one Examiner currently enrolled at American University
Notes from Seminar

July 15, 2009 - Funding Graduate School
                     Panel discussion with Georgetown Financial Aid Counselor, AccessGroup Representative, and three Examiners
Notes from Seminar

Aug 12, 2009 - Managing Student Loans

                     Panel discussion with financial representatives from AcccessGroup, Sallie Mae, and Ameriprise.

                     Notes from Seminar

                     Income Based Repayment (IBR) brochure 

                     IBR Eligibility Worksheet

                     Public Service Loan Forgiveness (Sallie Mae)

                     Education Investment Planner (Sallie Mae)

                     Upromise (Sallie Mae)



The Education Committee led campus tours arranged with each of the law schools in the area in October. 


American University
Guided Tour and Information Session
Friday, October 2, 2009
Meeting time: 12:30 pm

For more info on tours regularly provided by the school:

Catholic University
Guided Tour and Class sit in
Thursday October 8, 2009
Meeting time: 12:45pm
For more info on tours regulary provided by the school:

George Mason University
Guided Tour
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Meeting time: 12:45 pm

For more info on tours regularly provided by the school:

Howard University
Guided Tour and Information Session
Friday, October 16, 2009
Meeting time: 1:00 pm

For more info on tours regularly provided by the school:

George Washington University
Guided Tours and Information Session
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Meeting time: 12:45pm

For more info on tours regularly provided by the school:

Georgetown University
Guided Tour and Class sit in
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Meeting time: 12:45 pm

For more info on tours regularly provided by the school:



Law School Fair- April 27, 2010
12-3pm, Madison Auditorium

Thinking about going to law school? Not sure how to prepare for the LSAT? Come talk to counselors from law schools in the surrounding area. We will also have booths and representatives of LSAT prep courses available to help you choose the course that's best for you.

Law School Fair flyer